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Police move towards a protester after curfew Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership

Jun. 2, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For many Americans, the unrest sweeping through several cities this past weekend was reason enough to stay home and watch it on television. The Nielsen company said 4 million people saw coverage of the demonstrations on Fox News Channel at 10 p.m. on Saturday, not usually a big TV-watching...

President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

Jun. 1, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street. For a nation rubbed raw following a traumatic weekend, cable television news did...

FILER - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Iain Armitage, left, a cast member in the CBS series

CBS is TV's most-watched network for 12th year in a row

May. 27, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

The winner, and still champion, is CBS. The Tiffany network finished the traditional television season, which ended last week, as the most-watched broadcaster for the 12th consecutive year, the Nielsen company said. CBS has won 17 of the last 18 years, the lone exception coming when Fox topped the chart at the...

Spectrum sues Maine over prorated refunds when service ends

May. 24, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

Cable TV provider Spectrum is suing over a state law that goes into effect next month, requiring it to return a portion of a customer's month bill when service is discontinued. Spectrum Northeast and its parent, Charter Communications, contend its regional billing system is set up differently and that the new law...

Virgin Media, O2 plan merger to create new UK telecoms giant

May. 7, 2020 3:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Internet supplier Virgin Media and mobile phone carrier O2 plan to merge and create a big new telecommunications provider in the U.K., the brands’ parent companies announced Thursday. Virgin Media’s owner, Anglo-Dutch-American firm Liberty Global, and Spain’s Telefonica,...

This image released by NBC shows NBC News chairman Andrew Lack in New York. NBC News chief Andy Lack is out following a corporate restructuring announced Monday that places Telemundo executive Cesar Conde in charge of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Lack's departure was revealed when Jeff Shell, new NBC Universal CEO, outlined a new corporate governance plan. (Athena Torri/NBC via AP)

NBC News chief Andy Lack out in corporate restructuring

May. 4, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News chief Andy Lack is out following a corporate restructuring announced Monday that places Telemundo executive Cesar Conde in charge of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. Lack's departure was revealed when Jeff Shell, new NBC Universal CEO, outlined a new corporate governance plan. Besides...

Consultants to discuss report on Bennington police practices

May. 2, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The consultants who assessed the Bennington Police Department policies and procedures following criticism of the department’s response to reports of racial harassment of a black state lawmaker will be answering questions about the report that were submitted by the public. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Comcast appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York.   Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters. On the cable side, the biggest source of the company’s profits, Comcast lost 409,000 video customers, as cord-cutting accelerated, and added 477,000 internet customers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Comcast profit slides as pandemic hits movies, theme parks

Apr. 30, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

Comcast’s net income slid in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic forced it to shut down its theme parks and its movies were kept out of shuttered theaters. Comcast also reported Thursday that it lost 409,000 cable TV customers, the biggest source of the company’s profits,...

With captive audience, cable news has big ratings in April

Apr. 28, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Bret Baier, Nicolle Wallace and Anderson Cooper have more in common than you think — at least this month. Each cable news host recorded their most-watched months ever in April, with coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders assuring a...

President Donald Trump, followed by Vice President Mike Pence, arrives to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox didn't immediately challenge Trump's disinfectant remark

Apr. 24, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that doctors look into injecting disinfectant as a potential coronavirus treatment went unchallenged on Fox News Channel until the morning after he made it. Trump said during Thursday's briefing that “it would be interesting to check” if an...